Saturday, August 07, 2010
I was recently asking whether any M/M features a hero over 50. There were not exactly a flood of responses. And indeed there is not a lot of romance of any kind that deals with those in middle age and beyond, who look like everyday people. But there is one area that represents an exception--BBC romance comedy television series from the 70s and 80s.
While many consider these shows sedate and rather embarrassing, they are also witty and gently provocative. After all they cover topics such as infidelity, romance across age and class differences and post-natal depression. The sheer quality of the writing and acting means these shows hold up well and are worth watching, or rewatching, decades later.